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The Games of Angels (1965)

Les jeux des anges (original title)
A bizarre, semi-abstract animated film, based around the theme of angels being processed by a nightmarish factory. It has been interpreted as an allegory of the concentration camp ... See full summary »

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A bizarre, semi-abstract animated film, based around the theme of angels being processed by a nightmarish factory. It has been interpreted as an allegory of the concentration camp experience and as a portrait of the industrialisation and collectivisation of the Soviet period. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Game of the Angels
14 November 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Game of the Angels, The (1963)

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Animated short takes place inside a strange factory where angels are being created. Here's another Borowczyk short that is short on plot and I suppose the story should be in the viewer's eyes. I'm sure the director had some point going in this film but it certainly never struck me as to what. Even though I didn't get the story itself the visuals in the film left me rather cold. The reddish tinting was a nice touch but I found the creativity in the visuals rather lacking. I'm guessing one could say they were meant to be that way but it just didn't work for me. The short runs just under twelve-minutes with the first six showing us the factory without anything going on. The second half of the film is when everything comes to life and the angel is created.


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